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post #46 of 96
Me own holy grail shoe.
Vass budapester in burgundy shell with 360 goyser stitching.

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I would suggest a captoe to minimize the Shar-pei dog skin effect.
Yes.

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The ripples are fine for derbies, but not the best with oxford IMO. I have a pair of Carmina oxford wholecuts that have developed those ripples. I love that pair, but I think the ripples make them out of place with a dark suit in a serious business setting. YMMV.
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post #47 of 96
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Here are my well-worn shell chukkas. They have trees in, but the rippling is about the same when worn.
[/quote] Wow! This doesn't look like Alden on the Barrie...especially with 3 eyelets. What's the make?
post #48 of 96
Martegani
post #49 of 96
lt nice boot DocHolliday
post #50 of 96
the Alden NST's are awesome:

post #51 of 96
imo

Ravello Shortwing:



Florsheim Burgundy Shell Longwing:



Ravello cap toe boot



but the Ravello's almost shouldn't count b/c they are so hard to find
post #52 of 96

any one of these would be mine thro i do have a soft spot for the alden 990 in cigar or mahogany and also churches grafton in bordo thro i wouls love to see it in cigar or one of the other rarer shell tones
post #53 of 96
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Martegani
Doc, the chukkas look good, and appear to be aging well. I'm okay with the ripples.
post #54 of 96
Doc, those are excellent. These are it for me...
post #55 of 96
Thanks, Moo. Yours are pretty excellent too.
post #56 of 96
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Thanks, Moo. Yours are pretty excellent too.

post #57 of 96
I really like the RL Darlton PTB.



post #58 of 96
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the Alden NST's are awesome:
Have you had a change of heart??! (Was browsing old threads for ideas and stumbled across this) | | V
post #59 of 96
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Aldens are butt ugly shoes. i have the leather sould plaza longwing special edition thingie and I love it for bad weather days, days when I don't want to dress up etc and they are comfortable as hell but the thought of wearing them with a suit makes me cringe. You gonna wear those things with a DB suit???

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post #60 of 96
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I really like the RL Darlton PTB.




Does anyone know where I can get these? They're discontinued... I have the wingtip version but am desperately looking for the plain toes.
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